‘Irreplaceable’ items stolen in jewel burglary

PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 July 2016

Police have conducted house-to-house patrols in the area.

Police have conducted house-to-house patrols in the area.


A burglary in Weston-super-Mare has left a woman devastated after some of her prized possessions, including her engagement ring, were stolen.

Jo White, aged 55, was targeted when thieves hurled a brick through the back window of her home in Ridgeway Avenue before ransacking her jewellery collection on the afternoon of June 23.

The stolen items include her mother’s wedding bands, a pair of her husband’s watches and her grandfather’s gold watch chain.

Mrs White told the Mercury: “You cannot replace your engagement ring, you cannot replace your 
21st birthday present from your mother and you cannot replace your dead grandfather’s watch chain. These items are completely irreplaceable.

“My consolation is the thieves’ lives are probably quite horrible, but mine is not.

“I feel sorry for them and that they have to do something like this.”

Mrs White – who has been married for 21 years – is desperate to have 
her yellow sapphire engagement ring returned above the other items, but she is not holding out much hope.

She said: “If nothing else, I want my engagement ring back. It’s an unusual ring, I’ve never seen anything like it. I want that the most, but the odds are slim.”

Mrs White praised the police for their efforts so far, after officers conducted house-to-house patrols in the area, and appealed for people to get in contact if they have any information or have been offered any suspicious jewellery deals since the burglary.

If you have any information call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5213138540.

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